Daily Archives: August 16, 2006
Family and friends of a cancer survivor who was paralyzed in a car accident are coming together to help.
NewsCenter 5’s Jim Boyd reported that Marc Martino’s wife and 4-year-old Matt’s mother, Dana, was paralyzed in a car accident three months ago.
Dana Martino has been undergoing treatment at a spinal cord injury center in Atlanta.
Cleveland — The body’s spinal cord is like a super highway of nerves. When an injury occurs, the body’s policing defenses put up a roadblock in the form of a scar to prevent further injury, but it stops all neural traffic from moving forward.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Drexel University and the University of Arkansas bypassed this roadblock in the spinal cord. First, the researchers regenerated the severed nerve fibers, also called axons, around the initial large Lesion with a segment of Peripheral nerve taken from the leg of the same animal that suffered the spinal injury.
Gov. Blagojevich announces recipients of $5 million in new state stem cell research funding
Funds awarded to seven state university stem cell research projects
CHICAGO – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced that seven projects at Illinois public universities will share $5 million in new state funding for the life-saving work of stem cell research. After President George Bush in July vetoed legislation that would have expanded scientists’ access to new, healthy uncontaminated stem cell lines,